Named as one of PinkNews’ top 21 activists globally in 2023, Jude Guaitamacchi is a leader in trans rights campaigning making history chairing the first all-trans panel briefing in UK Parliament with their organisation Trans+ Solidarity Alliance (TSA). The event was hosted by Kate Osborne MP and Caroline Nokes MP and attended by MPs and lords in the Houses of Parliament.
As a highly sought after as a public speaker, they have formerly spoken for clients such as Deloitte, Sony, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Expedia Group, HSBC Innovation, Disney, River Island, Micheal Kors. Jude is a consultant for Allianz Commercial and The Soho House Group and is delivering ongoing LGBTQIA+ and gender diversity awareness training to Soho House venues worldwide.
Jude Guaitamacchi is the founder of Trans+ Solidarity Alliance, the national advocacy network advancing the rights and conditions of trans people in the UK. TSA is an umbrella organisation convening LGBT+ organisations and trans activists working in partnership with cis allies to create positive change for trans people in the UK. Their projects include a series of expert briefings in Parliament and media engagement strategies.
TSA has given officials statements to national media including ITV News. TSA’s historic briefing was officially recognised by LGBT History month.
As an internationally signed model, Jude has represented global brands. Trailblazing non-binary representation, in 2020 Vogue Italia quoted them as “paving the way for non-binary representation in the world of fashion is one of Jude’s many noble goals” after their biggest achievement saw them as the first non-binary face of Harrods for their H Beauty campaign where Jude’s tagline was ‘My Beauty is Being Myself’.
Jude Guaitamacchi is renowned for their passions as a public speaker working in schools and businesses around Europe to promote trans inclusion for almost ten years. They are an organiser of a range of highly impactful global campaigns including #TransPeopleAreLoved and #LWithTheT.
Jude writes for UK national media including Metro, Pink News, Cosmopolitan and has been featured in Vogue Italia, Forbes, TMZ, The Independent, VICE, BBC News, Dazed, BBCThree. Jude was highly commended at the European Diversity Awards 2023 and Rainbow Honours 2023. They were featured in the Guardian’s Pride Power List 2023.
Through their work as a speaker, trainer and consultant they work alongside organisations and teams coaching and nurturing them as they grow. Their talks and training programmes are tailored to individual needs, and range from 1-3 hours. Deepening understanding and empathy for trans and non binary people’s experiences in the workplace and in the world Jude is passionate about telling stories – using case studies and their own personal experience to bring inclusion to life, working through interactive scenarios to give you the confidence you will need in your own world.
Inclusive organisations are more successful, more profitable and have stronger brands. But taking a first step towards LGBTQIA+ inclusion can be scary. Jude believes education builds confidence and leads to empowerment.
From homeless to Harrods. Jude’s journey of triumph, from tackling addiction and homelessness in childhood to finding recovery, discovering their trans-non-binary identity, healing, and thriving.
In childhood, Jude struggled with their mental health. Unsupported they were the trans child who slipped through the net and tried to change themselves for acceptance of others. Jude lived a childhood of misery, they were homeless and almost lost their life, resulting in lifelong nerve damage at just 18 years old. Jude fought to survive through extreme hardship to tell a story of recovery that eventually became a journey of self-discovery. Over the years they found the power in their voice and began to inspire audiences around Europe as highly sought-after public speaker.
Jude started transitioning at 30 and showed the world that it is never too late to start living authentically. During the first summer after their top surgery, they were cast in a Harrods Beauty Campaign with the tagline ‘My Beauty is Being Myself’ which described their journey in overcoming adversity to finding acceptance and beauty within.
Jude has rewritten the narrative to a story that was written for them by reclaiming their autonomy and finding strength in their vulnerability. Jude tells a story that is relatable to everyone. They are passionate about humanising trans people to help bridge the gap between people’s understanding of the trans experience and to see themselves in their story. Jude’s story isn’t a trans story, it’s a human story.
Jude can support you on your journey to becoming an organisation where LGBTQIA+ colleagues thrive and LGBTQIA customers and communities feel seen.
"Globe (Deloitte's LGBTQ+ Network) has had the pleasure of having Jude present to webinars on Transgender Inclusion. Jude is a fantastic and extremely engaging speaker and our people gave very positive feedback, following both sessions, with many commenting that their talks were among the best they'd heard. LGBTQ+ inclusion is a priority for us and having Jude join us as a speaker, educator and activist helps all our people feel included.”
Laurie Rutter, Deloitte
"At Allianz we have worked with Jude a few times, and each time they are incredible! Their level of insight not just with regards to LGBTQ+ and trans awareness topics but their resilience in having overcome extremely adverse life experiences is truly inspiring. They offer so much knowledge and wisdom helping others to discover and embrace their authentic selves, find strength in vulnerability, connect to others despite differences and truly empower themselves. I'd highly recommend them”
Marie-Helene Tyack, Global Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging Business Partner, Chair of the Global Allianz Pride Board
"Paving the way for non-binary representation in the world of fashion is one of the many noble goals that Jude has..."
“We couldn’t recommend working with Jude more! We trailblazed adapting Jude’s Gender Diversity training to all our hospitality teams and had resounding success. We continue to hear it’s our team’s favourite training and they especially loved hearing Jude’s powerful lived experiences alongside practical tips for how to navigate gender diversity in the workplace."
DEI Manager UK & Europe Soho House Group
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